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Positive Behaviour Support and Active Support Lead

Avenues Group





Posted: 17/05/2024

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Avenues is a place where people smile, laugh and grow – and achieve extraordinary things.

We are seeking a Positive Behaviour Support and Active Support Lead to work with our Quality Assurance and Practice team, and to work with our operational teams within our South subsidiary. Based out of our Chertsey office in Surrey you will be covering services in and around Surrey including Woking, Chertsey, Virginia Water, Caterham, Horley and Epsom.

We are committed to providing high quality support with a growing and renewed emphasis on Positive Behaviour Support and Active Support in order to improve the quality of life of the people we support, and to make Avenues the best place to work for our dedicated teams.

You will be supported by the subsidiary PBS and AS Partner and receive case load supervision from the Senior PBS and AS Partner.

This role will be Monday to Friday with good work life balance incl. working from home depending on business needs.

Due to the need to travel across different locations, the successful applicant needs to have a valid driving licence and have access to own transport, a car user allowance and mileage will be paid.

Depending on your level of qualifications and experience, we offer a salary starting from £27,000 to £32,000 per annum – we are happy to offer an informal chat and talk through your career to date to establish salary offered if successful!

You will …

To undertake assessments, including supporting the subsidiary Partner with functional assessments, as well as developing and implementing guidelines on supporting people who display behaviours that challenge.

To be a visible and supportive presence within services, to coach, train and role model best practice

To support operational teams to gain a good understanding of functional behaviour of people they are supporting

To collect data relating to behaviours that challenge in order to develop understanding and personalised interventions.

To deliver outcomes relating to increased quality of life and reducing the frequency and severity of incidents.

To be responsive to service crisis and pro-active in supporting and coaching change

We are investing in your development!

You will be supported, depending on your level of qualification, to achieve the diploma in Positive Behaviour Support and Practice Leadership with the British institute of learning disability (Bild).

You will have the opportunity to attend relevant conferences and seminars such as the Bild PBS conference and further continual professional development options.

What are we looking for?

Experience of person centred support, planning and developing PBS interventions

Experience of leading and managing a team; providing practice leadership

A level 5 qualification in Positive Behaviour Support is desirable along with experience in supporting individuals with IDD who are at risk of displaying challenging behaviour.

Ability to identify goals with people we support and create programmes to support successful achievement of these

IT Skills- Report writing and use of excel graphs

Please refer to the role profile for full requirements of experience, skills and knowledge needed to be considered for this role.

Why join us?

We are committed to supporting our employees to achieve a good work-life balance and support flexible working including working from home.

Our head office is located in Sidcup, and we have other offices in Hampshire, Surrey, Suffolk, Shropshire, and Kent.

You’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its values at all levels, making sure the people we support are at the forefront of our decisions.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce so we would love to hear from anyone who feels is able to take those opportunities to the next level.

As part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident Scheme”, candidates who declare a disability, and meet the key criteria for this role, will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview stage.


Flexible Working.

31 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays (pro-rata), increasing after to 2 years’ service and after 5 years’ service.

Access to high quality training that supports your career development.

Free and confidential 24/7 access to a health portal, counselling and support.

Contributory pension scheme with life assurance.

Recommend a friend scheme.

And more.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! We look forward to hearing from you today.

Please note, this role may close earlier than stated

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